John McClain of the Houston Chronicle tweets that he doesn’t see the Texans bringing back free agent OT Eric Winston.
“I don’t see them re-signing Eric,” said McClain. “I don’t see them paying any [free agent] the kind of money Winston can get.”
Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News reports that the Eagles and Texans were among the first teams to reach out to OT Eric Winston following his release from the Chiefs last night.
Other teams that showed interest in Winston last year include: the Rams, Ravens, Redskins, and Lions. You could also add the Texans to the speculative list of options for Winston.
Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald writes that it would make sense to see the Miami Dolphins show interest in recently release OT Eric Winston.
The Dolphins could be in need of another tackle with Jake Long set to hit the open market. Winston asking price is believed to be the main reason why he didn’t sign with Miami last year.
Winston, 29, was a cap casualty by the Texans last year. The Chiefs wound up signing Winston to a four-year deal worth $22 million. This will free up $3.5 million in cap space and saves them $5.5 million in cash, according to Brian McIntyre.
Despite being released twice in as many years, Winston has actually been a very solid tackle. He joins a very deep group offensive tackles, and the fact that he plays on the right side of the line isn’t going to help his chances of securing another decent contract.
Kansas City just used their franchise tag on Brandon Albert, so it know seems as though taking an offensive tackle like Luke Joeckel or Eric Fisher is in play for them at No. 1 overall.